Year 3 

Class Teacher – Miss Moore







Teaching Assistant – Mrs Whitehouse

The Curriculum Expectations

In Year 3, we love to learn through our exciting mini-missions.  We use all our knowledge to help us to reason and solve problems.  We love to improve our skills as we become writers, poets, historians, geographers, readers and mathematicians.  Together, we love to learn.


Learning Together


Reading and Spelling 

Year 3 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day.  They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills. As well as this, due to the Covid-19 crisis and the lost learning that our children have encountered, Year 3 will also continue with phonics lessons into their next school year.



Year 3 have PE lessons twice a week.  Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  



Music is delivered to Year 3 by 'Rock It' Music.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 3 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year three. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.

  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.

  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts & motives from their actions.

  • Recognise how commas area used to give more meaning.

  • Recognise plurals, pronouns, collective nouns and adverbs.

  • Explain the effect that choosing different adjectives and verbs can make to a text.


  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).

  • Use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon).

  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).

  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact.

  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd & 3rd person.

  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time & cause.

  • Correct use of speech marks for direct speech.

  • Group ideas into paragraphs around a theme.

  • Write under headings & sub-headings.

  • Write with legible, joined handwriting.


  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.

  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits & words. Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100.

  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.

  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number.

  • Add and subtract:

    • 3-digit numbers & ones

    • 3-digit numbers & tens

    • 3-digit numbers & hundreds 

    • Numbers with up to 3-digits using efficient written method (column).

  • Use inverse to check.

  • Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit.

  • Count up/down in tenths.